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The Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry is presented to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has made an outstanding contribution to materials chemistry while working in Canada.

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The 2024 winner of the Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry is:

Dwight Seferos
University of Toronto
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Dwight Seferos is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. Seferos received a B.S. in Chemistry from Western Washington University, a Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara and was Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, prior to joining the Faculty at Toronto.

Research in the Seferos group concerns the design, synthesis, characterization, and device engineering of organic materials and polymers for electronic and optical applications. Much of their work focuses on the creation of new matter that can be used in a range of devices (OLEDs, solar cells, batteries, thermoelectrics, etc.) often leading to a wide range of highly collaborative research activities with diverse groups throughout the world. Seferos has been recognized by many national and international awards including the DuPont Young Professor Award, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, CSC Strem Chemical Award, ACS Harry Gray Award, E. W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, the RSC Rutherford Metal in Chemistry, and the CIC Award in Macromolecular Science.

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Past Winners


Pavle V. Radovanovic, MCIC

University of Waterloo
Society: CSC

Muralee Murugesu, MCIC

University of Ottawa
Society: CSC

Venkataraman Thangadurai, MCIC

University of Calgary
Society: CSC

Curtis P. Berlinguette

The University of British Columbia
Society: CSC

Tomislav Friščić

McGill University
Society: CSC

Xueliang (Andy) Sun

Western University
Society: CSC

Jonathan Veinot

University of Alberta
Society: CSC

Mark MacLachlan

University of British Columbia
Society: CSC

Dmitrii F. Perepichka

McGill University
Society: CSC

Federico Rosei

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
Society: CSC

Alex Adronov

McMaster University
Society: CSC